According to the Washington Post, Adidas has more than $500 million of Kanye West sneakers, with no good options for getting rid of them. (See the video for new developments.) Questions: Source: Mark, J. (2023). Adidas has $500 million worth of Kanye West sneakers and no good options. The Washington Post, Feb. 27 (Retrievable online… Read more »
Posts Tagged: sustainability
Disposable Plates, Cup Holders, and Fast Food Containers
A company. Lifepack, in Colombia is making eco-friendly plates out of the tops of old pineapple tops. Questions: How old is the company? The company also makes cups that contain seeds. What types of plants can be grown with these products? About how many eco-friendly plates does the company turn out a day? What are… Read more »
These Shoes are Pieces of Garbage!
According to the IndiaTimes.com, this is a sustainability concept on steroids! Questions: What is the concept behind this already profitable startup? How old is its founder and where is the startup located? Would you buy this product? If you were the accountant advising this company, what would be your main concerns? What is the company… Read more »
Inconsistent Sustainability Assurances
According to Accounting Today, a new report posits that sustainability reporting standards, as well as assurance services to verify that reporting, vary widely across jurisdictions and individual practitioners and require better standardization. Questions: Which organizations presented the report? According to the report, what percentage of companies report some level of sustainability information, and what percentage… Read more »
The $3 idea goes away
The San Francisco-based company that sold most private-label essentials without branding is closing. Questions: Why did they decide to close? Based on the article, how many people were employed at Brandless? How much did SoftBank invest in this company’s concept? When did Brandless start selling its products in major retailers’ physical stores instead of online-only?… Read more »
Is this a good idea?
According to the New York Times, one of the largest active construction projects in the United States will produce more than 1 million tons of plastic a year and is operated by Royal Dutch Shell near Pittsburgh. Questions: Where will pipelines for the plant be stretched and how many freight cars does it expect to… Read more »
Growing your own mystery meat!
According to Reuters, Tyson Foods (TSN.N), the largest U.S. meat processor, has invested in an Israeli biotech company developing a way to grow affordable meat in a laboratory that takes live animals out of the equation. Questions: 1. What does the technology focus on in order to provide the same texture as meat? 2. How… Read more »
Patagonia: A Vision for Sustainability
Patagonia started out as a small company that made tools for climbers. The company’s worldwide business still embraces Alpinism remains at its heart, making clothes for climbing – as well as for skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fly fishing, paddling and trail running. True to its love for nature, the company’s founder, Yvon Chouinard, launched the company… Read more »
Macro Sea: Urban Renewal and Greening Ideas
David Belt, a successful developer and construction consultant and manager, is interested in urban renewal and the greening of America.Â He created a stir when he created do-it â€“yourself swimming pools made from dumpsters.Â In another project, Glassphemy, Belt and his team of architects endeavored to make recycling more exciting.Â This project allowed participants to… Read more »
How to “Regroup” During a Recession
Chris Mittelstaedt, owner of The FruitGuys, has turned his local business into a national operation by changing strategy during the recession through investment in technology and the restructuring of his operations. Required: 1.Â Based on the video, what were some of the things that Chris did to cut costs?Â What disaster almost bankrupted his company?… Read more »